[WATCH] Diplo announces new EP, ‘Europa,’ with new French hip-hop single and music video, ‘Boom Bye Bye,’ featuring Niska

Written by on January 30, 2019

Diplo released a French hip-hop single and music video, “Boom Bye Bye,” with rapper Niska from the Parisian suburbs. This is the first single off the A-list producer’s forthcoming “prequel” EP to last year’s CaliforniaEuropa, adding to his locally focused extended play projects.

“Boom Bye Bye” caresses listeners with lush keys and hardened percussion over a flowing French verse of hip-hop and singing. The catchy hook hits with soft, trap horns and dissident wide-ranging vocals on a loop. The Mad Decent label boss mentioned to Complex last year that he wanted to work with a new generation of hip-hop in pursuit of his new developing projects which also includes Silk City with Mark Ronson and LSD with Sia and Labrinth. This unfortunately means a disbandment of his decade-long dancehall project, Major Lazer, although if this is a peek into what Diplo looks to work towards, there is still a lot of the world for Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr. to bring to the mainstream.

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